The Robinson family is in danger again in the teaser trailer for Netflix’s upcoming reboot of Lost in Space.
If there were any doubt that the streaming service’s update would adopt a vastly different tone from the campiness associated with the 1960 original, this first look will lay them to rest. It’s an alternately uplifting and somber overview of humanity’s evolution, building to the Jupiter 2 mission to establish a new colony in space.
But of course, as the closing moments of the teaser demonstrate, something goes horribly wrong, causing the Jupiter 2 to veer off course, stranding the Robinson family and their fellow crew members on a distant planet.
Created by Irwin Allen, the 1965 original series followed the Robinson family, who are selected by the U.S. government to colonize a planet of the nearby Alpha Centauri system. However, their ship is sabotaged by foreign secret agent Dr. Zachary Smith, who’s trapped inside as the Jupiter 2 veers off course and is … lost in space. Although the first season was more serious in tone, in the second season the series became more campy as it tried to compete against ABC’s Batman.
Lost in Space inspired comic book and prose spinoffs, an animated TV pilot, and a 1998 live-action feature, starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc and Mimi Rogers.
Premiering April 13, Netflix’s Lost in Space stars Toby Stephens (Black Sails) as Dr. John Robinson, Molly Parker (Deadwood) as Dr. Maureen Robinsin, Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) as Judy Robinson, Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson, Maxwell Jenkins (Betrayal) as Will Robinson, Parker Posey as Dr. Smith and Ignacio Serricchio as the ship’s pilot, Don West.
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